Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch 2010 Chardonnay
With a name that is bound to raise eyebrows, this is a Chardonnay that is worthy of an eyebrow lift or two. Traditional, yet fresh & feisty. Exactly what you should expect from a label of that name, although I am certainly not a fan of guns myself & prefer to shoot my lunch with a camera if it is worthy.
Having seen quite a bit of action in the winery including some barrel fermentation with wild yeasts & maturation in new & old French oak on lees, there is silky fine texture to this wine. There is also some added interest with a tiny top up of Sauvignon Blanc & Riesling. If you are a serious wino, the tasting note on Plunkett Fowles website is right up there for being impressively informative.
The result of these ministrations is a Chardonnay that is a great match for food. There is plenty of creamy nectarine & peach with a hint of tropical fruit and toast character plus it has some satisfying fruit weight & length. The oak is a subtle support for the fruit making this wine lively & interesting. Pretty much what you want in dining companionship. Not one to be overchilled though, just lightly does it. You want to keep that Lady carrying a gun’s expression softer rather than hard & sharp-eyed.
Date: 24th April 2011 Price: $35 Value: $$ Drink: Now